Black Angora Cropped Sweater-Black Silk Pleated Maxi Skirt-Gigi NY Bag

Black Angora Cropped Sweater-Black Silk Pleated Maxi Skirt-Gigi NY Bag 3

Black Angora Cropped Sweater

Black Angora Cropped Sweater-Black Silk Pleated Maxi Skirt-Gigi NY Bag 5

Black Angora Cropped Sweater-Black Silk Pleated Maxi Skirt-Gigi NY Bag 2

Admittedly, my hubby and I are not really Halloween people.  We don’t throw parties, obsess over couples costumes {although one year we were Barbie and Mexi-Ken and that felt really epic, check Insta for a pic}, or seek out any festive activities.  This year being in NC and separated from our friends, the whole thing feels even less lack luster.

To spice up an otherwise un-exciting Holiday, part of me wants to exploit the following factors:

  1. I have a child’s body {BOO}
  2. We’re in the burbs {WAH}

I was thinking I could dress up as a super-hero {mask included} and go trick or treating.  After much thought and consideration I’ve decided not to.  I mean, at best I could pass for a 13 year old and that’s too old to be trick or treating anyway right? Plus alone…I mean, who am I?  It’s times like this I wish I had my other tiny sidekick, Nick, my childhood BFF with me so we could pull these antics together.  Eh, maybe next year.  We do LOVE us some candy and neither of us have grown a hair since we met 15 years ago…thoughts?

Alright I got way off topic.  In conclusion since I’m not dressing up this year I thought I’d create a dramatic all black look to get into the Halloween Spirit.  I’m not huge on wearing black but somehow since coming down south I’ve gotten more into it. Weird since everyone here favors color and everyone at home favors black.  I just go with what I feel though, you know?   This maxi skirt is actually a gown that has been hanging in my closet  for almost a decade.  It was one of my first fashion industry freebies and while I’ve never worn it, I also just couldn’t let it go.  It has wide double straps and a v-neck that’s not plunging but modest, and the cut is empire; it’s just not right for my frame.  That said, the fashion business brain in me kept thinking…the consumption on this gown is huge, it probably took 4+ yards of silk to create, the skirt is GORGEOUS and I just can’t part with it, so I never did.  As it turns out, this dress looks fantastic with a knotted t-shirt or a little sweater thrown on top.  I’m so glad I held on to it for all those years.